The winter weather is officially returning to southern Newfoundland & Labrador this week. On Monday afternoon, a special weather warning issued across Newfoundland warns residents of snow, freezing rain and ice pellets. In the weather advisory,
Over the weekend, St. Johns experiences some relatively nice weather. With highs of 12 degrees to 13 degrees and sunny weather, locals enjoyed a bit of spring weather before another storm front is anticipated to roll in.
For most of the weather warnings, the winter weather is expected to return on Tuesday evening and into Wednesday.
According to Environment Canada, a "low pressure system will bring a variety of winter precipitation for most of Newfoundland" on Tuesday night and into Wednesday. According to the statement, the precipitation will turn into ice pellets and freezing rain on Wednesday morning.
While parts of the area may see the freezing rain and ice pellets turn to rain on Wednesday afternoon, some areas will continue to see winter weather throughout the day. The weather system is expected to die down on Wednesday evening, but cold weather and mixed precipitation may continue to affect major areas in Newfoundland until Friday.
Environment Canada has issued special weather statements for the following areas in Newfoundland:
- Avalon Peninsula North
- Avalon Peninsula Southeast
- Avalon Peninsula Southwest
- Bay of Exploits
- Bay St. George
- Bonavista North
- Bonavista Peninsula
- Buchans and the interior
- Burgeo - Ramea
- Burin Peninsula
- Channel-Port aux Basques and vicinity
- Clarenville and vicinity
- Corner Brook and vicinity
- Deer Lake - Humber Valley
- Gander and vicinity
- Grand Falls - Windsor and vicinity
- Green Bay - White Bay
- Gros Morne
- St. John's and vicinity
- Terra Nova
According to The Weather Network, daytime weather will begin to dip starting on Tuesday and reach 0° Celcius on Thursday. Daytime highs will bounce around from 3° to 0° starting Tuesday until Friday.
If you're not a fan of cold weather, don't fret, the weather will begin trending upwards after the work week ends.
If you're going to be driving to work, school or commuting, be wary of delays and slippery conditions.